Despite a high number of harassment reports filed with administrative agencies, many employees complain about the inability of most preventive training to hold learners’ attention. As a result, these employees are skeptical of the effectiveness of training in changing workplace culture, reducing lawsuits, or both. Further, many employers see harassment training as expensive and arduous. Many more have yet to get beyond the “check-the-box” mentality to appreciate the costs of failing to mount an effective response to stop improper behavior.
Reading this guide will provide an understanding of the high cost associated with failing to take appropriate action to reduce the likelihood of an incident and mitigate it when one occurs. Research offers some compelling insights into the actual costs of harassment. The findings reveal that any company’s leadership should be mindful of these often hidden costs when making decisions about efforts to address workplace harassment.